Chief Rabbinate Erev Pesach Update

13 Nissan 5770
March 28, 2010

Erev Pesach Update from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel

paper-towelsSome of the paper products, including paper towels, napkins, disposable plates and cups contain starch which may be obtained from a wheat or kitniot (corn) source. Since these products may come in direct contact with foods (for example following frying, to clean one’s mouth or hot drinks [hot cups]), it is preferable that during Pesach, one uses only products bearing a kosher for Passover label.

One who has purchased the above mentioned items without a kosher for Passover label should contact a rav to ask how one should act after the fact.

beit-issie-shapiro-logo1After probing the situation, we are of the opinion that Beit Issie Shapiro is not in any way connected to the fraudulent matzot as was reported in the earlier bulletin and the fact the institute’s name appears on those matzot appears to be from the fact those responsible copied boxes from earlier years.

We call on the public to please advise regarding any infractions on Pesach, such as stores selling chametz in supermarkets and stores to appropriate actions can be taken.

Wishing everyone a Chag Samayach.

Chief Rabbinate National Kashrut Division.

2 Comments

  • Shmuel
    March 31, 2010 - 11:32 | Permalink

    I noticed a Mehadrin pizza store open last night with the owner there with several arab construction workers. It appeared that they were beginning a contracting job. Is this correct or is this against the Mechiras Chametz contract? I would imagine that a Mechiras Chametz for a pizza store would mean that the store remain closed completely for the whole Pesach.

  • Simon
    April 8, 2010 - 10:42 | Permalink

    I have noticed a number of Pesach kashrus pitfalls, and several pizza shop renovations.

    I was in the shuk in Yerushalyim on friday of chol hamoed. Many many places, including butchers, only had a teuda up till 13 Nissan. Also, there were places selling cooked food with an out of date teuda, and saying it was cooked off site under supervision. This is just not OK, especially given the strictness of Pesach.

    Also, in the few days since pesach I note that most places haven’t changed their out of date certificates.

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